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I've always been interested in modelling, and putting myself and my body through some gruelling stuff to participate in the talent showcase was just a taste of what this world is like - to a certain extent. When I decided to take the plunge and sign-up to walk the runway for the Little Black Dress Gala in support of the charity - Help Change My City Alliance - that provides outreach for the Lower Mainland’s homeless, marginalized, and at-risk youth - it was a no-brainer.  I did it with no expectations apart from the sheer enjoyment of being apart of something special that would raise awareness and support for a greater good within our community.

For those who enjoy a libation or two, choosing to abstain from alcohol for any more than a week might be a courageous thing, but a month?! [insert profanity here] After the festive season, giving up alcohol might not seem like a such a bad thing considering that you overdid it during the holiday season in all forms of treats - Eggnog, Blood Orange Mimosas, Winter Sangria ... you name it! So why give up such a good thing? For health reasons ofcourse!

This year I will be spending more time in the kitchen and sharing with you all some delicious and healthy recipes that will be quick and easy to make - for the most part! The first recipe to start off this kitchen/recipe series is Lemon Chicken on Spaghetti Squash. It is a light and nutritious meal which is fantastic, and the best part is ... it's not pasta! When you are craving some pasta, spaghetti squash is a great alternative! Serves 4 Spaghetti squash can be baked, boiled, steamed, and/or microwaved. For this recipe, I baked it and used it as a pasta replacement for a healthy lemon chicken dish. Did you know?
Per 100g Calories Total Fat Cholesterol
Spaghetti Squash 31 0.6g 0mg
Regular Pasta 131 1.1g 33mg

Where: The Commodore When: Monday, December 12, 2016 Before I get into much more detail about Andra Day, I first must mention her opening act - the sensational sisters Chloe x Halle. These two angels set the tone of the evening with a short and sweet set. Their vocals - individually - blew me away - and together - I was left speechless. With a fun and upbeat set, these sisters made sure to let us know who they are and what they are about. You could definitely hear inflections of their mentor, and label head - Beyonce - in their musical performance which was breathtaking. These talented sisters can sing! I am a fan and I look forward to seeing them at their own show sometime in the future.

Where: Rogers Arena When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 You are probably sitting there wondering … country music? Really *Kevin Hart Voice* Yes! I love me some country music and have loved country music for a while. Having grown up on some of the greats like Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Shania Twain, it's a genre that has influenced some of the artists I listen to today. It is also a genre that has brought some of today's most notable artists like Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt and Taylor Swift to the forefront. That being the case, there are a few artists within this genre that I would pay money to go see live and Keith Urban is one of them. As part of his ripCORD World Tour for his 10th studio album, his Vancouver date was one not to be missed. I’ve been a fan of Keith Urban for a few years now, and I only discovered him by mistake. You know that moment when you’re on YouTube listening to sad songs … this is how I discovered Keith. I was listening to one of those playlists and Tonight I Wanna Cry came on ... and the rest is history.